Welcome to KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony
DeathCare Redefined

DeathCare Redefined

Meaningful Services from a Modern Funeral Home

Explore Local Grassroots Services
Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

Green Burial & Natural Death Practices

Guiding Vancouver in Holistic and Family-Led Death Care

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Ceremony ReImagined

Ceremony ReImagined

Small Custom Ceremonies, Virtual Events, and Safe Gatherings

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KORU and COVID-19

KORU and COVID-19

Adapting Our Services to Meet the Needs of the Community

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When Someone Dies

Honouring the circle of life.
Whatever your culture, circumstance or challenge, we’re here to help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your family members and friends.
We can take care of everything, we can coach you in your version of a DIY funeral and we can custom-create a hybrid version where we work together in a way that fits your needs and desires.
Start with where you find yourself today.


Immediate Need

Immediate Need

Someone just died or you expect a death soon.

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Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

You’re looking ahead and want to get organized.

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Products

Products

Meaningful purchases to remember and honour: urns & keepsake jewellery.

PRODUCTS


Your Choices

We encourage you to explore your hopes, your fears and your past experiences with death and funerals. We support you to be as actively involved as you wish to be. It’s our job to tailor our services to fit your needs and desires, not the other way around. We can take care of everything, we can coach you in your version of a DIY funeral and we can custom-create a hybrid version where we work together in a way that fits your needs and desires. We’re here to help.

Cremation

Cremation

Cremation is the “disposition of choice” for laying our dead to rest in the Metro Vancouver area. Our Essential Cremation Bundle is $2,417 plus tax, and can be added to as requested.

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Burial

Burial

KORU are knowledgeable about green, natural, and conventional burial options in Metro Vancouver. Our Green Burial Bundle is $3,317 plus tax including a simple graveside service.

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Ceremony

Ceremony

Thoughtful ceremonies create connection and meaning and supports us with the reality of death. Our services range from home vigil support at $300 to full traditional funeral services from $4,167.

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About KORU

DeathCare Redefined

KORU  is a locally owned and operated, grass-roots funeral business. We provide simple and tailored cremation, burial and ceremony services that help you care for, remember, mourn and celebrate your dead.

KORU is a leader, innovator and educator in what we see as a new age of death, dying and end-of-life care. We have a keen interest in raising awareness about local sustainably sourced and community minded products and practices.

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Honouring The Circle Of Life

You’ll find our prices and packages straightforward and easy to understand.

Our Pricing

Recent Obituaries

Roger Bailes

Roger Bailes (Age 77)

January 6, 1944 - May 2, 2021

Jan 6, 1944 – May 2, 2021 After a 9 month battle with cancer, Roger died peacefully in the presence of his family in Vancouver […]

Tracy-Lynn Truant

Tracy-Lynn Truant (Age )

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On April 8th, 2021, Tracy died at the age of 57 of a brain tumour. Tracy is lovingly remembered by her husband of 26 years, […]

Margaret Delgatty

Margaret Delgatty (Age )

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Remembrance of Margaret Delgatty 1943 – 2021 According to her wishes, Margaret Delgatty died peacefully in her own bed, in her own home with her […]

Daisy Yuen Ling Chin

Daisy Yuen Ling Chin (Age 57)

January 4, 1964 - March 18, 2021

January 4, 1964 – March 18, 2021 Small in stature yet a giant in our hearts.  It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that […]

Latest Blog Post

Aquamation: Help Us Reach 1,000 Signatures!

Aquamation: Help Us Reach 1,000 Signatures!

Alkaline hydrolysis and water cremation may not be words that are familiar to you yet. But for many communities around Canada and the USA they […]

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Green Burial & Earth Love

Green Burial & Earth Love

“The purest, most idealistic, truthful and honest love story one can ever live without the slightest sense of regret is that of loving nature.”  – […]

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A Pile of Sticks for James

A Pile Of Sticks For James

James was a boy who enjoyed the outdoors*. He loved hiking, and the wolf was his favourite animal. When he goes for walks, James often […]

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